The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) Joint Border Patrol Crew (JBPT) Sector 3, in Kwara State disclosed that it has recorded 100 and eighty seven (187) seizures with an obligation paid worth of (N302,590 252:00) million naira between January and December final yr, (2022).
Olugboyega Peters, coordinator of the Joint Border Patrol Crew and Assistant Comptroller Basic, disclosed this whereas briefing newsmen on rating card of the crew in Ilorin, the state capital.
In accordance with him, the crew intercepted a Toyota Land Cruiser belonging to a federal Home of Representatives member from Rivers State allegedly snatched at gun level by armed robbers in Abuja.
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He added that the groups additionally intercepted and seized 2,052 luggage of 50kg overseas parboiled rice, 4,598 liters of Petrol, 28 items of used automobiles,16 items of bikes, 402 wraps of Hashish Sativa, and 90 items of used tyres, amongst others.
Olugboyega additionally disclosed that many of the inflammable merchandise have been auctioned to the general public and the quantity generated remitted to authorities.
The Coordinator nevertheless, famous that in the course of the interval underneath assessment the crew misplaced one in all its officers, Saheed Aweda, whereas three others sustained life-threatening accidents throughout an assault by hoodlums in Oyo on their strategy to Kwara State.
Olugboyega urged smugglers and traffickers to alter their methods and take to reliable enterprise, at the same time as he vowed that the patrol crew underneath his watch will guarantee unlawful companies are usually not allowed to flourish.